Moodagent is a company specialised in music data, with proprietary methods for recognising emotional and musical characteristics of individual music tracks. The Moodagent brand is developed and owned by the Danish company Moodagent A/S.
The technology behind Moodagent combines digital signal processing, machine learning, AI techniques and human musicology to create music profiles that incorporate characteristics such as mood, emotion, genre, style, instrument, vocal, orchestration, production, and beat/tempo.
From 2009 to 2014 Moodagent provided consumer faced products, including mobile apps for music playlists & recommendations (iOS, Android, Nokia Symbian^3 & S40, Blackberry, WebOS, Windows Phone). Moodagent was also included as an online music recommendation service in Winamp and among the first apps chosen for inclusion on Spotify's app platform.
Entrepreneurs and music enthusiasts Peter Berg Steffensen & Mikael A. Henderson founded Moodagent (then under the company name Syntonetic Media Solutions) in 2001 to create an intelligent system that reads the inherent musical and emotional characteristics of each individual track, and strings them together in playlists that matches the style, tempo and current mood of the listener.
An international patent was granted for an automated sequential logic mechanism in 2004, which would form the basis of the Moodagent playlisting technology developed in the following years.
The earliest incarnation of the Moodagent music mobile app was named Playlist DJ, developed specifically for Nokia phones and unveiled at Nokia World 2009.
With the release of a version for Apple'siOS in December 2009, the app was completely redesigned and renamed Moodagent.
Moodagent updated their official logo in October 2018, while the company webpage was replaced with a single picture of a mobile phone and the text "Launching soon". No further info on what may be launching has been released, but a number of job postings indicates that Moodagent is staffing up to work on what is called a "music service of the future."